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By James L. Haley -
Young American naval officer Bliven Putnam, who was last seen battling Barbary pirates at the turn of the century, is back again. This ...Read Review
By Eve Chase -
The Wilding Sisters is an artful, dual-period mystery set in 1959 and 2009. It takes place both in London and in the gorgeous English countryside. ...Read Review
By Renée Ahdieh -
Mariko, the daughter of a renowned samurai family in medieval Japan, is totally unlike any of her female counterparts, having an insatiable curiosity, ...Read Review
By Melissa de la Cruz -
Young Colonel Alexander Hamilton works as secretary to General George Washington in Albany, New York, in 1777. Hamilton begs for a command of his ...Read Review
By Clive Cussler - By Justin Scott -
Pity poor Justin Scott, who’s listed as the co-author of nine of the ten books in Clive Cussler’s Isaac Bell Adventures ...Read Review
By Robert Knott -
Near the turn of the 19th century, U.S. Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch live in Appaloosa, located near the Rio Blanco ...Read Review
By W.E.B. Griffin - By William E. Butterworth IV -
In this 3rd installment of the Clandestine Operation series, James Cronley, the Director of Central Intelligence Europe, has a new problem. One of ...Read Review
By Jennifer McVeigh -
In 1952, 18-year-old Rachel returns to sunlit Kenya after six years of dreary schooling in England. Rachel is eager to reclaim her place on ...Read Review
By M. J. Carter -
Published 2016Published 2017
It is 1842, and in this third outing for William Avery, late of the East India Company Army, and Jeremiah Blake, special inquiry agent, ...Read Review
By Jeff Guinn -
It’s 1874 as Cash McLendon arrives in Mountain View, a silver mining town in northeast Arizona Territory. He’s finally tracked down his ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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